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Estimating image compression quantization parameter values
Methods, machines, systems and machine-readable instructions for processing an image are described. In one aspect, the image is divided into a population of...
System and method of generating an audio signal
A method of generating an audio signal comprises receiving a plurality of input audio signals from a plurality of microphones forming a microphone array, the...
VLAN aware trunks
Dynamically enable link aggregation control protocol on a per port and per virtual local area network (VLAN) basis.
Scheduling packet transmission
Scheduling packet transmission. A plurality of data packets is received, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of data packets is associated with one media...
System for supply chain management of virtual private network services
The system for the supply chain management of network services, preferably virtual private network services, provides hardware, processes and application tools...
Printed circuit board engagement assembly
In one embodiment a computer system comprises a housing, a backplane coupled to the housing, and at least one floor plate comprising an engagement assembly to...
Misalignment-tolerant multiplexing/demultiplexing architectures
This disclosure relates to misalignment-tolerant multiplexing/demultiplexing architectures. One architecture enables communication with a conductive-structure...
Wafer packaging and singulation method
A method includes providing a micro device wafer having micro devices supported by a wafer substrate and a multi-device lid substrate coupled to and spaced from...
Correlation of airflow delivery devices and air movers
In a method for correlating airflow delivery devices with air conditioning (AC) units having actuators for varying flow rates of air supplied by the air movers,...
Portable computing device
Time measurement using a context switch count, an offset, and a scale
factor, received from the operating system
Systems, methods, and devices are provided for time measurement. One embodiment includes a method for measuring time on multiprocessor systems. The method...
Method for ensuring optimal memory configuration in a computer
A method according to the invention ensures optimal memory configuration in a computer: A determination is made whether performance can be improved by...
Privilege promotion based on check of previous privilege level
A secure promotion mechanism promotes a current privilege level of a processor in a computer system. The current privilege level controls application instruction...
Superword memory-access instructions for data processor
Atomic sixteen-byte memory accesses are provided in a 64-bit system in which eight of the bytes are stored in a 64-bit general-purpose register and eight of the...
Device recognition system and method
A device recognition system comprises an identification module of a computer device configured to generate an impedance signature for an external device using an...
Method and apparatus for accessing and storing digital images
A point-of-sale machine accesses digital images stored in memory of a digital camera or other imaging device, and performs a point-of-sale transaction for...
Identifying a minimum cut and/or a maximum flow using balancing of vertex
A representation of a network having vertices connected by arcs is provided, where the network exhibits a pseudoflow. Arcs on which moves are to be performed are...
Configuration system and method
A configuration method includes selecting a design configuration, and modeling the solution configuration having a failure event for the selected solution...
Automated process for generating a computed design of a composite camera
comprising multiple digital imaging...
A computed design of a composite camera having multiple digital imaging devices is generated automatically in accordance with the following process. A target...
Boundary detection algorithm for embedded devices
Techniques for detecting boundary crossings may involve the use of rectangles that approximate a boundary. Data defining the rectangles may be retrieved, and a...
Electronic device power management system and method
An electronic device power management system, comprising a plurality of wireless transmitters and receivers and a power management module configured to...
Method of storing and accessing electronic data and apparatus therefor
A method of storing, accessing and displaying electronic data features: storing a first part of the data in a memory tag; storing a second part of the data in a...
Lubricated data connector
A device comprising a cavity adapted to house a removable, electronic storage device. The device also comprises a data connector adapted to blind-mate with the...
IR absorbing reflector
A infrared (IR) light absorbing reflector is formed with a substrate that supports a first IR absorptive multilayer part having multiple layers of partial IR...
A method of digitally processing data for use in representing an image, comprising scaling edge data relating to edges in at least one colour-adjusted component...
System and method for managing capabilities in a network
Systems and methods for managing capabilities in a network are described. The method describes receiving a first capabilities data structure having a first...
Flexible suspension for image stabilization
A sensor mounting system for enabling image stabilization in a digital camera is described. An electronic array light sensor is moved in relation to other parts...
Facilitating focusing of a multi-function digital media drive
A method of facilitating focusing of a multi-function digital media drive, is such as to generate two or more error signals each indicative of a focus of an...
Horizontal color plane registration correction
A method for detecting and correcting misregistration between a plurality of separations printed by a printing apparatus, comprising: producing a calibration...
Image display system and method
A method of displaying an image with a display device including a plurality of display pixels includes receiving image data for the image, the image data...
Embodiments of a sensor array are disclosed.
Transistor antifuse device
In one embodiment, a method provides a bipolar junction transistor that is coupled to a first power supply. A second power supply is utilized to turn on the...
Computer with multiple removable battery packs
A computer comprises a computer chassis, a communication connector provided on a surface of the chassis to mate the computer with a docking station, and first...
Pigmented ink-jet inks with improved print quality and reliability
Compositions, systems, and methods of printing an ink-jet image are provided. The composition can include a liquid vehicle including water, a liquid vehicle...
Method and system for forming a thin film device
A method of forming a thin film device on a flexible substrate is disclosed. The method includes depositing an imprintable material over the flexible substrate....
Imaging apparatus and improved toner therefor
The invention relates to a liquid toner and imaging apparatus provided with an imaging surface having a liquid toner image formed thereon on fibrous toner...
One embodiment of an optical medium includes a substrate, a data recording layer positioned on the substrate, a selectively transmissive layer positioned on the...
Metrology structure and methods
A method of indicating the progress of a sacrificial material removal process, the method, comprising; freeing a portion of a member, the member being disposed...
Pigment-based inks for ink-jet printing
A neutral gray or black ink and combinations thereof for ink-jet printing, comprising: an ink vehicle; carbon black; another colored pigment or pigments such as...
Integral fuel cartridge and filter
An integral fuel cartridge and filter apparatus includes a fuel cartridge, a filter housing coupled to the fuel cartridge, and a filter coupled to the filter...
Lightpipe mounting assembly and method
A lightpipe mounting assembly comprises a panel having at least one opening extending from a front side of the panel to a rear side of the panel. The panel also...
Chemically-modified coatings for enhanced performance of ink-jet images
Ceramic pigment-based, chemically-modified porous coatings can be used for enhancing image permanence of ink-jet image printing. Specifically, a porous coated...
Flexible member having tensioning members
Several embodiments of apparatus and methods are disclosed. One or more of the disclosed example devices includes a flexible member having first and second...
Latent inkjet printing, to avoid drying and liquid-loading problems, and
provide sharper imaging
Ejected liquid forms a latent image on a charged transfer surface. In some invention aspects electrostatic charge is first applied to the surface; inkjet devices...
Inkjet inks providing improved wet smudge on porous print media
A printing system for use in inkjet printing. The printing system includes an inkjet ink having a free binder, an additional free binder, and a chemically...
Electrostatic actuator and fabrication method
In one embodiment a method of making an electrostatic actuator includes: forming a first conductor over a first substrate to form a first structure; forming a...
Fluid transfer device including a die
Embodiments of a fluid transfer device are disclosed.
Smartcard method and computer system
A method and computer system for determining the compatibility, for application to a smartcard, of smartcard personalization profiles, the respective smartcard...
A filtration tester has a scale, a collector disposed on the scale, a pump having an outlet aligned with an opening of the collector, and a force sensor...
Digital signature method and apparatus
A digital signature method and apparatus is provided in which a first party with a first public/private key pair forms an ambiguous signature on subject data...